McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Franklin

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The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is located in Franklin, Tennessee. It was established in June 1866 as a private cemetery on land donated by the McGavock planter family.

The nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers buried there were casualties of the Battle of Franklin that took place November 30, 1864. They were first buried at the battleground, but were reinterred in 1866. While 780 of the soldiers have been identified, 558 are still unknown. Since 1905 the cemetery has been maintained by the Franklin chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
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  • Amazing to walk through this Confederate Cemetery and seen what the horrors of war was really like. Lot so f history here. 
    Amazing to walk through this Confederate Cemetery and seen what the horrors of war was really like. Lot so f history here.  more »
  • The grounds are still beautifully kept. What a moving story to know this family took it upon themselves to make sure these soldiers got the respect they deserved. 
    The grounds are still beautifully kept. What a moving story to know this family took it upon themselves to make sure these soldiers got the respect they deserved.  more »

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